I was lucky enough to shoot Mugison and Pétur Ben performing a few tunes in my guesthouse suite during the Iceland Airwaves Festival in 2007. Mugison recently asked me if I could pass him these recordings as he is “putting together a mugisecial..” I was never happy with the sound (they were shot and edited on a mobile phone) so Mugison kindly stripped the buzz on the audio for this one-off version of Murr Murr.
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Mugison had this to say on his new material – “I did this live recordings the other day.. and have an idea of putting more versions.. I want to do this podcast kind of.. based around them.. show people how they have developed. I´ll continue with my next NEW NEW album when I´ve finished this one.. Am making a new instrument/controller.. for my next 2 albums.. kind of return to the one-man-show.. scenario..”
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When I prodded further about his return to solo performances he answered with this –
“the reason going back.. mmmmmmm one man mambo, it´s not going totally back and killing the band off.. I´ll keep on working with them.. but this one man thing just let´s me play more.. more options.. more fun, more noise, more change of dancing, more sugar and cream, I´ll do gig´s with the new setup and have drums and bass with me, or just me and Davíð or just me and Pétur, it´s just giving me the option to play everything in the world, anytime anyplace…”
So it’s a pretty damn interesting time in Mugiworld so be sure to bookmark his website. I wanna know more about this instrument/controller! I for one am very much looking forward to the next chapter in this man’s fascinating musical tale.
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